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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 21, 2021

Now that we have been put out of our misery with the end of The Big Game I get to look forward to….Niners v Jaguars? Yikes. It truly is a sports dead zone. Without daily fantasy I’d have not interest in this stuff whatsoever.

I’ll probably miss the game cause I’ll be at church. lqtm, who goes to church? Seems like an awfully boring ritual….

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  1. unca_chuck said, on November 21, 2021 at 9:13 am

    Raised Catholic and went to Catholic school, so that was church 3 times a week and on Sunday from 0-18. Then it was once a week for a while, then Chreaster, then done. I’ve done my time.

    I walk into a church I immmediatey yawn.

  2. alleykat69 said, on November 21, 2021 at 9:25 am

    I only go there if I’m low on cash/change when they pass the basket around…( just kidding I don’t want to rot in hell)
    Yeah Fantasy Football 🏈 talk about your success to agony every week with injuries/byes/ some dumbshit organization/coach that leaves you hanging to the last second if a player is in are out?Drives me crazy like this week RB Mitchell breaks a finger has surgery they put a pin in the mysterious finger nobody knows which one( obviously to keep so the opponent doesn’t know) and Dr Kyle immediately says he’s good to go today, yeah right banging your finger on almost every play against an opponents helmet, hands,knees,kicked on in the bottom of a pile, not the least to say about Fumbles which is the worst along with picks and stupid penalties..

    So I pulled Mitchell and and picked up his handcuff Jeff Wilson to start today and I feel this guy easily gets over 20 FF points against a crappy Jaguars team.Hell Wilson had a 3 TD game last year even rushing for over 100 yards besides he has no competition Hasty out ,Sermon lol they hate the guy maybe Cannon for a carry are 2 ?
    No Wilson is coming up big today as the 49ers crush the Jags 38-13..

  3. djloo27 said, on November 21, 2021 at 9:37 am

    These days, only for funerals…

  4. djloo27 said, on November 21, 2021 at 9:38 am

    A kid on my old block pronounced it “tyurtz”…

  5. Macdog said, on November 21, 2021 at 10:51 am

    Kings fire Luke Walton.

  6. Flavor said, on November 21, 2021 at 11:04 am

    assuming you guys won’t mind something long, got this from Stix today
    Carstie Clausen
    9:48 AM (1 hour ago)
    to me

    Craig: Just got reconnected to the internet on Friday and still settling in to my apartment in old hometown of Gonvick. Gone back to Gonvick. Still reorganizing things at the homestead on Echo Ridge after its 5 year abandonment. Last weekend a friend who was one of the guys who sequestered most of my treasures, returned 5 full boxes of sports cards—almost all baseball—including a Giants collection beginning with not even a handful from ’52, peaking at ’57 and running up to ’91. Surprised at the quality of some of them, but left full scrutiny till deep winter when there is more and more time in the nest and less invested in the outdoors. It’s 18 degrees and mostly sunny today, so indoors looks like a good prospect.

    Had to check up on the latest Giants news—of course—and just for shits and giggles decided to make an acquisitions projection: My Three-S project begins with newly offered Japanese outfielder Suzuki, who is being tendered to MLB by the Hiroshima Carp. At least one source cites him as #20 in free-agent targets. A power hitter and a quality right-fielder, Suzuki could play well at Willie Mays Field. Though the deRangers appear to be in hot pursuit of the import, my thought is that the Giants and Mariners will appeal to him, as both metros have significant Asian populations and both will be contenders, likely for years to come. Second on the list is Marcus Semien. Costly, but SF can handle that. Second base is a bit of a hole for a permanent fixture and if his taters in Toronto are no fluke, he could also slide into the cleanup spot, which, with Buster’s retirement, has the air of a vacant building. Sticking with the “S” theme, how bout Marcus Strohman as a #3 starter? Quietly proficient, the second Marcus would fit that role nicely, providing that Gausman re-signs to be the #2, meaning that the Gigantes would not need to aim higher.

    Is there a team around which has two quality receivers, but a gaping hole at third base? If so, a trade for a long in the tooth veteran, perhaps plus a steady reliever, for Longo, would enable the Giants to position themselves to re-sign an exceedingly expensive Kris Bryant. A team with Belt, Bryant, Crawford and Semien making up arguably the most power-laden, while defensively apt team in MLB, plus Suzuki highlighting the outfield, would be an offensive powerhouse. A rotation featuring Webb, Gausman and Strohman could match well against most any opponent. Rookies like Ramos and Hjelle, neither of them being sure star quality, would nevertheless, keep that platooning pot constantly astir for the remaining two O.F. positions and as the #5 starter. Another consideration would be Joey Bart. His numbers in Sac-town, though not bad, hardly met expectations of the pre-Zaidi/Harris front officers, though it must be said that the most demanding role on any team sometimes requires a lot more development than say, relievers, outfielders and utility infielders. Nevertheless, there are two pipeline catchers who could be high-potential. Check out the rapid trajectory of Genoves. He moved up the system like shit through a goose. AND he did not seem to stumble when facing more and more competitive competition.

    With the farm system now rated 8th best in MLB, a trek through the top 30 prospects list does not offer a big splash in the upcoming season. But the good news is that the front-office is cash-heavy and can well afford to make the team a major contender in ’22. But take you a long look at the guys who should be ready for The Show in ’23 and it looks to me like SF should be in the catbird seat two years hence. If that new collective bargaining agreement can prevent a lock-out or walk-out, the Giants should present an intriguing and exciting off-season.


    • djloo27 said, on November 21, 2021 at 11:33 am

      Glad to hear good news about Stix. Wonder why he didn’t just post it here – log-in issues still?
      He really puts a lot of effort into his analysis, but the only part of it that I think has a chance is Strohman, which would be a great pick up. If he wants a Wheeler type deal that ain’t happening either. Giants are invested in La Spitta at 2B, so forget Semien and no one is taking Longo. Going after Suzuki just isn’t the Giants way…

  7. unca_chuck said, on November 21, 2021 at 11:18 am

    Shanahan’s a fucking pussy. 1:46 and you run the clock out?

    • Flavor said, on November 21, 2021 at 11:29 am

      i also don’t know how you go ona 13 min drive and kick a FG. They could have even gotten a first down. This is the fucking JAGS we are playing, if they didn’t score, fuck it, you’ll re-group and score again soon enough. Total pussy field goal ruined the first half for me

      • unca_chuck said, on November 21, 2021 at 11:30 am

        That was the smartest play of the half. Jax stops that, it’s a huge momentum shift. As it was we forced a3 and out and scored.

        The overplaying 4th and short had a lot to do with our losses vs Seattle and Indy.

      • Flavor said, on November 21, 2021 at 6:17 pm

        fuck that. Jax sucks. If we don’t make it momentum ain’t gonna help them. Our D had their number all day. I hate pussy ass play calling and after a drive that lasted an entire quarter, against an inferior team, we should have manned up and scored a TD

  8. unca_chuck said, on November 21, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Well, thanks to the poor jag D, they let us have 3, but the Niners should have been pushing the ball down field.

  9. unca_chuck said, on November 21, 2021 at 11:30 am

    In 3rd grade, in one of the 3-times-a-week church sessions, I ripped a fart that echoed off the walls. I was school hero for a week. Those wood pews were great for amplification and so was the mainly empty church

  10. willedav said, on November 21, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    Agree Loo if Giants acquired Suzuki Semien Stroman and made a deal for Bryant those guys would cost $90 mil (this season) and only adds one SP. Not happening.
    Good to hear Stix is safe and secure for winter.

  11. willedav said, on November 21, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    Yes to memorial services/weddings only. Young man I coached on travel team (and who helped me coach youth group with his buddy and teammate) sadly lost his Mom to pancreatic cancer end of senior year 2007. Service at Mt. View Buddhist Temple, and Rev’s kid also played in same youth group, nice family.

  12. unca_chuck said, on November 21, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    Yah, there’s zero chance for Bryant. Strohman? Sure We need 3 SPs tho.. That’s where the money goes.

  13. zumiee said, on November 21, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    I’m a regular church-goer. I don’t find it boring at all. But I go to a really cool church that believes in intellectual freedom, and putting service to others as the highest priority. Feeding the homeless, and getting them things like new socks and new underwear, and dental care products.

    • unca_chuck said, on November 21, 2021 at 12:40 pm

      Certainly ain’t Catholic Or Christian or that matter.

      • zumiee said, on November 21, 2021 at 12:51 pm

        A Christian church that is considered a progressive (or liberal church.) They do exist! 🙂

      • unca_chuck said, on November 21, 2021 at 1:01 pm

        My last shot was a non-denominational deal in Roseville. Fairly progressive with all the singing and shit. It was OK until the pastor angled for more property for a bigger church, started preaching against homosexuality, telling parishioners how to vote, and and then built himself a million dollar mansion in Loomis. Fuck that shit.

      • Winder said, on November 21, 2021 at 3:02 pm

        It’s never.

      • Flavor said, on November 21, 2021 at 6:18 pm

        the one threesome I had in my life was in Roseville. Ah good times. They got church there, too? lqtm. God shined down on me that night, gents

  14. zumiee said, on November 21, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    Not a surprise that Walton got fired. The team started the season strong and then completely collapsed. In the last three days, two really dreary losses at home, with the team looking hopeless.

  15. unca_chuck said, on November 21, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    Another full 60 minutes for the 49ers.

  16. James said, on November 21, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    Our travels outside the US are often organized around religious sites. Cathedrals, churches, monasteries, priories, synagogues, mosques, can’t get enough of ’em. Even as my disdain for modern christianity grows, I’ve become increasingly absorbed by the early to pre-19th century history of the church(es). It’s become a bit of a retirement project.

    • unca_chuck said, on November 21, 2021 at 1:33 pm

      Back in the days when the church was much more brutal, power hungry, and bloodthirsty. Hey I’m with you on the architecture. But the pain and suffering behind it all is hard to justify.

      • James said, on November 21, 2021 at 2:34 pm

        Life was a bit more brutal back then. The church’s survival, growth, and outsized role in the development of western civ is fascinating. Getting some basic grasp of the mechanics of it is a foolishly enjoyable way of knowing thy enemy.

      • Winder said, on November 21, 2021 at 3:08 pm

        The church is getting brutal again and it’s power is such a financial gain that is like a snowball rolling downhill.

      • unca_chuck said, on November 21, 2021 at 3:25 pm

        Yeah, bringing on those Dark Ages was a real laugh riot for those involved. Development? Stifling innovation for 1,400 years was a bit of a bitch for the world in general.

      • unca_chuck said, on November 21, 2021 at 3:28 pm

        Very similar to what the right is pushing. A nationalized religion with a stupid populace so they can rob the masses blind.

  17. willedav said, on November 21, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    October of 2019 we were at mgmt. conference in Vegas. Company had acquired number of stores located in South (Georgia Florida Tennessee and both Carolinas) and mgrs were all there. One AM at breakfast before meeting started, 2 ladies from Tennessee came up to table I was at, and one asked about store I ran. I said it wasn’t in Mall but on busy downtown street, then she asked what time we opened on Sunday.
    When I said “10 AM”, she said, “Well you won’t have any business because everyone will be in church.”

    • Bozo said, on November 21, 2021 at 6:26 pm

      Man Willie, I live in the bible belt of NC and I couldn’t even go into half the church stuff without everyone thinking I was just making it all up. These folks are crazy about their Sunday.

  18. willedav said, on November 21, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    Feel bad for long suffering Sac Kings fans. Read a great book that went all the way back to start in Rochester/Cincy/KC and Omaha yada yada, all the way up through mayorship in Sacramento by Kevin Johnson.
    They have beautiful arena, great improvement over the old Arco, yet are unable to give fans much to cheer about.
    Dunno about Walton, but when he was at GS and Kerr was out, they won easily. Kerr got all the credit, but Walton was one running the team during that stretch. And I think this is a telling thing about coaching–the awards always go to who wins, but better job might have been done by someone with less talented roster that got most out of it and finished closer to bottom than top.

  19. willedav said, on November 21, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    Years ago I was varsity asst. and JV b-ball coach in San Jose, and team was in same league with 2 powerhouse private schools before they formed their own private school league. One of them had 4 players that went D-1 (out of 5 in entire league) and they beat everyone in league by at least 40, every game. How much credit did head coach really deserve (aside from ability to recruit from outside), with such a huge advantage in talent going in, vs. other coaches in league? Yet that is who will get all the accolades and awards.

  20. zumiee said, on November 21, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    The church I go to has some gay members.

    It’s too bad that conservative fundamentalist churches have given a bad name to Christianity to many people, because there’s another type of Christianity that is quite different than the fundamentalists.
    There’s a lot of bigotry in conservative churches.

  21. zumiee said, on November 21, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    One of the weirdest things these days about conservative churches is that many members are anti-vax. They call themselves “pro life,” but a bunch of them are anti-vax and anti-mask.

    • zumiee said, on November 21, 2021 at 5:55 pm

      A bunch of them are dying of Covid-19 and are getting documented at the Herman Cain Awards Reddit page. Their family members posting on social media that the deceased now have their “angel wings.” There’s literally nowhere in the Bible that says people get angel wings when they die. Often the family members spell it “angle wings.” It’s sometimes not the most educated folks. These are people that think the vaccine has microchips in it, and de-wormer can cure Covid.

      • zumiee said, on November 21, 2021 at 6:05 pm

        Often they’ll write that their family member is being “incubated” in the ICU, instead of writing “intubated.”

      • Macdog said, on November 21, 2021 at 6:23 pm


    • Bozo said, on November 21, 2021 at 6:30 pm

      I have a neighbor that said she was protected from Covid because she was covered in the blood of Jesus. What can you possibly say to someone after that?

      • Flavor said, on November 21, 2021 at 6:41 pm

        you say “ok, that’s fair but that does indeed make you a dumb bitch”

      • Bozo said, on November 21, 2021 at 7:43 pm

        Yeah, so many things to say, but at the time I was struck dumb and could only walk away.
        Ya gotta understand, you can start hearing dueling banjos pretty quick down here since 2016.

    • unca_chuck said, on November 21, 2021 at 8:05 pm

      It’s called pro ignorance.

  22. djloo27 said, on November 21, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    • Flavor said, on November 21, 2021 at 7:20 pm

      This weekend Kent D is the only God I worshipped.

      • djloo27 said, on November 21, 2021 at 9:35 pm

        He’s referring to a jockey, everyone…

  23. zumiee said, on November 21, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    LeBron wishes he had the charm and likability of Curry. Curry is the biggest star of the NBA.
    Good article in the SF Chronicle on Friday by Ostler about how the Warriors have found their teamwork mojo again after Durant left.

    Also an interesting article in that newspaper on Friday about the gigantic Amazon warehouse “Fulfillment Center” being built south of the Giants’ ballpark. That whole area continues to be transformed.

    • zumiee said, on November 21, 2021 at 7:54 pm

      Transformed for good or bad, depending on who gets asked.

    • unca_chuck said, on November 21, 2021 at 8:10 pm

      I think The Ramp s still down there. Was a fun place back in the day,

  24. unca_chuck said, on November 21, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    Gentrification is sneaking toward Hunter’s Point/Bayview.

  25. James said, on November 21, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    “Stifling innovation for 1,400 years . . . .” I gotta give the church props for the innovation of Higher Ed, which brought God’s true chosen people, the liberal coastal elites, into existence.

  26. James said, on November 21, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    “The church I go to has some gay members.” LGB ain’t no thing. You gotta have the T to impress.

  27. zumiee said, on November 21, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    I can’t even imagine living in a state like Iowa, Nebraska, or Kansas. I guess they just tell themselves they’re living in the “heartland,” whatever that means, and make the best of it.

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